Our Mission

The mission of The Arc of St. Lucie County is to empower persons with disabilities to attain an improved quality of life in the community through ongoing advocacy, and the provision of the highest quality services and support.

Achieve with Us

Providing numerous opportunities for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities to grow and develop.

Striving for Excellence

Maintaining the highest standards of excellence in
training and support, advocacy, and service.

Serving the Community

Serving individuals in a variety of settings, ranging from day programs to community based employment and from Vocational Training to group homes.

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What's Happening?

Sensory Integration Therapy at The Arc

In February 2019, we were given the opportunity to visit Morgan’s Place & partake in a Sensory Integration workshop. After the tour, we were given $700.00 worth of equipment & supplies to create a “sensory integration space”. The donation was from “Tristan’s Legacy” and made available through The Arc of Florida.

We’ve not seen anything that has so quickly improved happiness levels and lowered the number of our client’s behavioral outbursts like this has! The change has been both astounding and wonderful!

The Arc sponsored the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County at their Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

On April 6th, 2019, the Arc’s Management Team attended the Early Learning Coalition’s Family Fun Day in Fort Pierce, FL at the Lawnwood Stadium.  We met lots of terrific kids and their families, had lots of fun with all of the games, and also helped another local not-for-profit in our community. For more information of the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County, go to:

https://www.elcslc.org/

The Knights of Columbus Donate to The Arc!!

On May 1, 2019, Council #12159, of The Knights of Columbus in Port St. Lucie came out to our Adult Day Training (ADT) Facility to award us with a check for over $1,500!!  They raised these funds during their annual Tootsie Roll Drive.

Grand Knight, Fred Daniels said, “We do this every year for The Arc of St. Lucie County. What they do here is so important.”

THANK YOU KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS!!!

March 9, 2019 FP&L rolled up their sleeves to help The Arc! ...and boy did they EVER!!!

Florida Power & Light (FPL) selected The Arc of St. Lucie County as a recipient for their Annual Power to Care volunteer program. On Saturday, March 9th, FPL sent 25+ volunteers out to our Adult Day Training (ADT) facility to help us plant hedges, spread mulch, and beautify the grounds. What they accomplished was practically a miracle–All in three hours’ time!

And that is on top of feeding us all breakfast, giving us a shirt, and bringing the water, Gatorade, and ice! This was totally Amazing.

THANK YOU FP&L.

NOTICE: The Arc's Walkathon will not be held this year.

We are creating something different… something that our clients will love.

Check back here for more details. Info on our new fundraiser will be coming soon!

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Do You Know About 2-1-1 ??

In times of crisis or for everyday needs…or if you just need someone to talk to…    211 is there for you! 

2-1-1 is a resource center that helps people find help – everyday.

See the current 211 listing here.

Sometimes, happiness is just being with a good friend.

Countdown To: The Arc of St. Lucie County Golf Tourney!!

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Golf Tourney: October 26, 2019!!

Did You Know?

MAY is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Learn more about Mental Health Awareness events in Treasure Coast.com

FYI: Indian River State College is having a brown-bag lunch with free lectures on May 10.

https://www.treasurecoast.com/mental-health-awareness-brown-bag-lecture/

The Arc of St. Lucie County

The Arc of St. Lucie County serves more than 150 people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities every day.

We have a Children’s Afterschool & Summer Camp Program, and Adult Day Training Program, Supported Employment and Vocational Training Programs, and a big Volunteer Program! 

Did you know?

About 2% of people are born with an intellectual or developmental disability.

2% of the population of the State of Florida is: 419,600 (as of 2017).

Adult Day Training (ADT)

Our ADT is better than ever with new programming, new management, and new activity centers. Now, participants rotate from one exciting activity to the next throughout the day. Field trips and lunch are also still provided.

Acitvity Centers: Goals Achievement, Art, Money Management, Activities of Daily Living Skills, Kitchen & Cooking training, Sensory Activities, Computer Lab (coming soon), Zumba, and Pre-vocational training in sorting and recycling.

Adult Day Training is for people with a documented diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability aged 18 or older. ADT runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Monday through Friday. Transportation options are often available.

Can we count on you?

With your gift, The Arc will continue our work to provide vital programs, transportation, and care to people with disabilities and support their full inclusion and participation in the community.

Over the past 10 years, the Florida Legislature has not provided Service Providers such as The Arc with much at all in rate increases.  Yet the costs of providing our services continue to rise.  The State of Florida, in fact, rates last (50th) in the USA in funding for the developmentally disabled. So we need your help. 

$25 can provide snacks to the Children’s Program for a week.

$50 can provide classroom supplies in our Vocational Training Lab for 4 students.

$100 can help us provide lunches to 80 people in our Adult Day Training Program for a week.

$500 can help us provide transportation for our volunteers for a month.

$1,500 can help us get another computer for our computer lab.

$2,000 can provide (much needed) new chairs & tables for our ADT classrooms.

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The Arc of St. Lucie County Gratefully Acknowledges our Granting Agencies...

The Arc of St. Lucie County Gratefully Acknowledges our Sponsors...

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